What to Look for When Buying a Home Alarm System
By Mark J. Donovan
||Having your home burglarized is a common concern for homeowners. Having your home burglarized causes financial pain, emotional stress and hassles. Burglary is one of the most common crimes committed. As a result of these facts, the threat of burglary is one of the chief reasons why people buy homeowners insurance. However you can do more to protect your home by installing an effective alarm system. Whereas homeowners insurance allows you to recover some of your financial losses, a home alarm system prevents a burglary from even occurring in many cases.
An effective alarm system doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. You can find diy installation wireless alarm systems for under a couple of hundred dollars.
However, before buying a home alarm system you need to understand the requirements of your particular home. Summarized below are a few items you should consider before buying an alarm system for your home. Grab a pencil and paper and get ready to take some notes.
Make sure if you have pets that the motion sensors are located high enough up off the floor that they won’t trip them. Similarly make sure to locate infrared sensors in areas such that they won’t be accidently tripped by heat sources.
Third, determine where you’d like to locate the control panel and the key pads. Typically they should be located where you normally enter the house at.
Fourth, based upon the number of entrances to your home, determine if you want to install a home alarm system yourself or hire a professional company. For a more robust system it’s best to hire a professional. Check with your local police department for recommendations on a locally good home security company. You can also talk to folks at the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) for recommendations.
After considering all these items you should now be better prepared to choose an effective alarm system for your home.
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